Jul 122010
 
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Finding Marco by Kenneth C. Cancellara
Published by Synergy Books
ISBN-13: 978-0-9842358-6-5
ISBN-10: 0-9842358-6-8
At the request of Phenix & Phenix Publishing, a HC was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
  Synopsis (from book jacket): As a young boy running through the mountain valleys of Italy, Mark Gentile dreams of success-the kind of success that happens in a boardroom, far away from the country life. So after graduating from a prestigious Canadian law school, Mark quickly climbs the corporate and legal ladder eventually becoming CEO of a leading North American auto manufacturer.
  But after butting heads with company leaders, Mark fears he has compromised his ethics and decides to resign to determine the next phrase in his life. With his wife’s blessing, Mark returns to Acerenza, his birthplace in southern Italy. In the small village, he seeks out his childhood friends, spends time among the grapevines at his family’s vineyard, and recalls his mischievous adventures as a young boy named “Marco”. While enjoying the leisurely pace of the new life he’s found in his old home, however, Mark must make a decision” Should he abandon his roots for a second time and satisfy his innate hunger for the struggles and rewards of corporate life? Or should he embrace his native land and create a more balanced life for himself and his family?
  My Thoughts and Opinion: I accepted this book for review thinking that being of Italian heritage and having vacationed in Italy years ago that I would thoroughly enjoy this plot. From when I started accepting books for reviews, I set my threshold at a minimum of 100 pages to read to determine if a book pulled me in. Unfortunately, that was not the case and I quickly saw that this book was not a good match for me. This is my opinion, and only my opinion, but I found that the first 100 pages of the story line seemed to drag and had a very dry writing style. Therefore, I had to put this novel aside.

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in exchange for my honest review.
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  4 Responses to “Review Finding Marco by Kenneth C. Cancellara”

  1. I'm sorry to see it didn't work for you.

  2. Bummer, but thank you for being honest!

  3. Cheryl ~ I am sorry this book didn't work for you! I have to say though …
    Thank you for sharing your policy in the 100 page thing! That is brilliant!
    I just finished a book and oh my gosh it dragged on and on and finally in the last 50+ pages it became very good but SHEESH! I think I am going to apply this to my reviewing!

    Thanks so much for you honesty!

  4. That's too bad Cheryl. It really looked like an interesting read, especially of one judges a book by its cover.

    P.S i love the new toolbar : )

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